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If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know all too well how debilitating and traumatic the experience can be. The road to recovery can be long and arduous, and dealing with the insurance companies involved only makes the situation that much more difficult. Make no mistake, a car accident claim is a complex financial and legal process. Getting to successful settlement for your car accident claim takes attention to detail, persistent focus, and zealous advocacy.

At Sawan & Sawan, our family of skilled Toledo Car Accidents Lawyers know insurance law, policy exclusions and liability statutes. We can help you navigate the often confusing patchwork of laws and insurance policy provisions to help put the pieces of your life back together. If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in Toledo, Ohio – the Toledo Car Accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan are here to help.

In our over 35 years of combined legal experience spanning two generations of the Sawan family, we know all too well the damage a car accident can cause. Your life can change in an instant. Because we’ve seen the confusion after a car accident first hand, we decided to create and publish this guide to Ohio Car Accident law to provide some information we think all victims of negligence should know.

In 2014, the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) reported 282,368 total traffic crashes in Ohio. Of these crashes, 69,917 caused injuries and 919 resulted in at least one fatality. The devastating effect of these on Ohio families cannot be overstated. Many people understandably expect that, after a car accident, insurance companies will offer a fair settlement based on the all of the costs associated with the accident. Unfortunately, many victims find out too late that this isn’t always the case.

Without aggressive and smart representation, car accident victims can be left with little or no compensation due to inadequate insurance coverage or because they made a serious mistake when filing their accident claim. As a family of lawyers, we take our client’s legal matters personal. We recognize the impact a car accident can have on a family, and we fight relentlessly to ensure the insurance companies and responsible parties play fair.

Toledo Attorney Dennis P. Sawan

Dennis P. Sawan

Senior Partner
Toledo Attorney Dennis E. Sawan

Dennis E. Sawan

Managing Partner
Toledo Attorney Chris A. Sawan

Christopher A. Sawan

Partner

At Home in Toledo, Ohio

At Sawan & Sawan, our lawyers have been practicing in Downtown Toledo, Ohio for over a decade. Toledo is home for us – so we take a personal stake in each and every case we take. Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Toledo is in northwest Ohio, at the western end of Lake Erie bordering the state of Michigan. The city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, and originally incorporated as part of Monroe CountyMichigan Territory. It was re-founded in 1837, after conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio. After the 1845 completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, Toledo grew quickly; it also benefited from its position on the railway line between New York City and Chicago. The first of many glass manufacturers arrived in the 1880s, eventually earning Toledo its nickname: “The Glass City.” It has since become a city with an art community, auto assembly businesses, education, healthcare, and local sports teams. The population of Toledo as of the 2010 Census was 287,128 making it the 71st-largest city in the United States. It is the fourth-most-populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio, after ColumbusCleveland, and Cincinnati. The Toledo metropolitan area had a 2010 population of 608,145, and was the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio, behind ClevelandColumbusCincinnatiDayton, and Akron

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Reading the Accident Report

After an accident, the first step is the document everything you can remember. One of the best ways to do this is by getting the police involved. A police report creates an independent account of the aftermath of the event, which serves to protect vital evidence close to the time of the event. Remember to never leave the scene of an accident prior to making a report, as it is often a crime. In order to get the most out of the police report that is generated, it is helpful to review where some pertinent information is located. Below is a blank example of the HSY7001 form used in most jurisdictions in Ohio.

What Should I Do If I've Been in a Car Accident?

If you are involved in an automobile accident, you should under no condition leave the scene; otherwise, you could face criminal charges. The most critical first step is to call an ambulance if someone has been injured. Make sure your vehicle is not creating a hazard to other motorists by moving it from the flow of traffic, when possible. Next, you should call the police and file an accident report. Never admit liability at the scene of the accident–this is a legal matter that will be investigated later.

Be certain to collect the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, or others involved in the accident. It is also a good idea to take photographs to document skid marks, vehicle damage, road obstructions, and injuries. Remember, your phone is your friend when gathering evidence. If it’s accessible, it’s always a good idea to use your phone to photograph the accident scene – including the orientation of cars, any skid marks and anything else that you believe is pertinent to your case.

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What is the Financial Impact of a Car Accident?

The unfortunate reality of a car accident is that it can have a devastating financial impact on your life. If you’re injured in a car accident in Ohio, you will incur medical expenses for the treatment of your injuries. The average car accident in the United States is estimated to cost tens of thousands of dollars per accident. For a serious injury in a car accident, the medical expenses can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Of course, the most important thing if you were in a serious car accident in Ohio is to obtain the medical treatment you need to ensure you return to the best health possible and can continue your life. It does beg the question, however, as to how these medical expenses should get paid? Most people have both private health insurance, as well as some coverage under a car insurance policy for medical payments (called “med-pay” for short).

It’s important to note that health insurance may not cover the entire cost of your medical expenses and this often leaves a bill that needs to be paid out-of-pocket by the car accident victim. While the medical expenses you pay out of back should be paid back out of any compensation you receive, it can be burdensome for car accident victims to pay this cost upfront while awaiting the potential settlements of their claims. In such circumstances, it can be an effective option to exhaust “medpay” benefits under an applicable insurance policy before utilizing private insurance. This is possible because “medpay” benefits under automobile insurance policies will cover the entire amount of the medical bills until the policy limit is exhausted, allowing car accident victims to avoid the necessity of big out of pocket expenses.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Ohio

Following to Closely
Failure to Control
Failure to Yield
Improper Lane Change/Passing/Off Road
Speed

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

One of the most frequent questions we get at Sawan & Sawan is about how much Car Accident lawyers cost. While this can vary to a degree based on location and firm, we are sensitive to the unique circumstances victims find themselves in. Often, victims of a car accident lose their ability to work or incur significant out of pocket expenses. Because of this, the Car Accident Attorneys at Sawan & Sawan never charge an initial consultation fee for a review of the facts surrounding your case.

Personal injury cases we handle generally involve a contingency fee agreement, although alternative payment methods are sometimes available if you prefer. Under a contingency fee arrangement, the client agrees to pay a specified percentage of the recovery. If there is no recovery, there is no fee and we often absorb the expenses which have been advanced on the case. Call 1–866-INJURY-0 today to schedule a free consultation.

What Type of Compensation Can I Get After a Car Accident?

We have extensive experience dealing with Car Accident claims, and as a result, we are uniquely aware of the consequences a car accident can cause. As a result, the team of Toledo Car Accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan fight aggressively to get victims what they deserve. While every case is different with respect to the damage caused, our family of Toledo Car Accident Lawyers seeks compensation for the following:

  • Medical Bills
  • Loss of Body Part or Function
  • Lost Wages & Earning Potential
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Training
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Disability
  • Future Medical Procedures That Are Necessary
  • Medical or Caretaking Costs
  • Costs of Adding Infrastructure to Your Home (i.e. a wheelchair ramp)
  • Property Damage

How Much is My Car Accident Worth?

Choosing the Right Lawyer

Before hiring an attorney, schedule an initial consultation. At that first meeting, which generally is free, you will have an opportunity  to interview that attorney concerning their qualifications. This will help you determine if this is the attorney you would like to handle your case. You will be looking for an attorney that has experience,  knowledge in their  respective practice, and who not only listens but patiently answers your questions. That attorney should provide you with a realistic award estimate  and whose case- management strategy agrees with your expectations.  Finally, you must determine if the attorney fee is fair and reasonable.

As to background and experience,  begin the meeting by asking the lawyer about their professional experience and background. The following questions may help:

  • How long have they been practicing in their specialized area of law?
  • How long have they been practicing in their specialized area of law?
  • What college and law school did they attend? When did they graduate?
  • How many cases resolve?
  • How many cases go to trial?
  • Do they belong to any bar associations or professional organizations?
As to legal philosophy and style, you can ask the attorney about their personality as an attorney. What is their  approach to handling a case? What is their philosophy or style in a case?  Do they present options and ask me to make a decision or do they tell me what I should do? Do they believe in settlement or trial?

As to the assessment of the case, factually discuss the matter with the attorney. Be specific and include all witnesses and their story. Include the time frame, the location, and all of the  parties. This information will be confidential. What potential outcome do they see? What about problematic issues in the case? Will these issues effect the outcome? What are the chances  of settlement versus trial? Can the matter be arbitrated or mediated?

When looking at case-management, you need  to ask if the attorney is available to assist you. Will that attorney handle the case or will it be given to a paralegal? Who will be doing what in your case? How often will you be contacted for updates? What will be the best number to reach you at?

Finally as to fees, most attorneys work on either an hourly rate or by contingency. A contingency means there will be no upfront attorney fees,  but the attorney will take a percentage of any financial award you receive. The costs will be your responsibility. Sometimes an attorney will front the costs and recover them in a financial settlement.

Ultimately, you will want an attorney  who has the skills and expertise to handle your case, who provides good advise, who has a strategy you agree with, who has realistic award estimates and who charges reasonable legal fees.

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Sawan & Sawan is an Ohio based car accident law firm with Ohio car accident attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. If you were in a car accident in Ohio and would like to speak further about your specific legal matter, call Sawan & Sawan today at 1-866-INJURY-0 or 419-900-0955 to schedule a free consultation. 

 

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